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Navigation Mirror

Back and Neck Pain Relief Through Better Positioning
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Attention road cyclists:

Do you find your lower/upper back and neck getting stiff and sore during or after a long ride?

I do, and I feel it results from being hunched over on a road bike frame while looking straight ahead. I find the pain can be lessened by occasionally angling my head to look straight at my feet, thus straightening my neck and spine.

I propose a durable, anti-fog, adjustable mirror be fixed to the front of the handle bars and angled such that a rider can comfortably look down at the mirror and yet clearly see the road ahead reflected in the mirror.

Possible upgrades/modifications:

- Curve the mirror slightly convex to create a huge field of peripheral vision.

- Add an OSD (on screen display) layer to the mirror that could display GPS data, speed, time, distance, etc.

Thank you for reading.

victor, May 26 2008

Forward view mirror for bicycles http://www.freepate...ne.com/4375316.html
[phoenix, May 26 2008]

(?) Bicycle Periscope Bicycle_20Periscope
A little closer to home. [phoenix, May 26 2008]

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       I'm pretty sure these exist.
phoenix, May 26 2008
  

       // Curve the mirror slightly convex //   

       "Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appCRASH-THUMP-
TINKLETINKLETINKLE ROINGROUINGROING"
8th of 7, May 26 2008
  

       Yeah, I think it would take some getting used to...but so do clipless pedals, and they can cause accidents too.
victor, May 26 2008
  
      
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